NEW YORK -- A top aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was shot in the head and critically injured by a stray bullet during a spate of violence that erupted on Monday before the West Indian Day parade in Brooklyn, police said.
NEW YORK -- Nearly one in five high school students who said they used electronic cigarettes to vaporize nicotine also used them to vaporize pot, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 Connecticut teens.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Lawyers for jailed Kentucky county clerk Kim Davis said on Monday they had asked an appellate court to force Governor Steve Beshear to allow her to refuse to issue same-sex marriage licenses based on her religious convictions.
MILFORD, Conn. — Connecticut prosecutors asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to reconsider its recent decision on a narrow vote to end the state’s death penalty, the Hartford Courant newspaper reported.
GRAYSON, Ky. — Around 200 supporters gathered outside a Kentucky jail on Saturday to support a county clerk held there for defying a federal judge’s order to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Secretary of State John Kerry expressed U.S. concern in a telephone call on Saturday with his Russian counterpart over reports of Russia’s enhanced military build-up in Syria, the State Department said.
DALLAS — Texas abortion providers asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to hear their challenge to the state’s Republican-backed restrictions on abortions that they contend are aimed more at shutting clinics than protecting women’s health.
CHARLESTON, S.C. — South Carolina will seek the death penalty for Dylann Roof, who is charged with the June murders of nine black worshippers at a Charleston church, a state prosecutor said on Thursday.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Disclosures that the aide who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server has refused to cooperate with investigators on Fifth Amendment grounds mark an ominous new turn for the Democratic presidential front-runner as she fights allegations she mishandled classified information while secretary of state.
CHICAGO — Hundreds of police on Wednesday widened the search for three suspects in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran policeman in northern Illinois amid the closure of local schools and preparations for a vigil for the slain officer.
MOREHEAD, Ky. — A county clerk in Kentucky sought an emergency injunction on Wednesday to temporarily block a federal court order requiring her to issue same-sex marriage licenses as she prepares to go to court on Thursday to face contempt charges.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama scored a major foreign policy victory on Wednesday by securing enough Senate votes to protect the Iran nuclear deal in Congress, but Republicans pledged to keep up their fight against the pact with new sanctions on Tehran.
Children in military families may be at a greater risk of using alcohol and drugs, being bullied or taking a weapon to school than non-military connected children, according to a new study of thousands of students.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A controversial bill to allow physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients in California passed a key legislative committee on Tuesday, after failing in the legislature earlier this summer amid opposition from the Catholic Church.
INDIANAPOLIS — The ex-head of the foundation started by former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle agreed on Tuesday to plead guilty to a dozen counts of child sexual exploitation and one count of distributing and receiving child pornography, a U.S. attorney in Indiana said.
LOS ANGELES — FBI agents and a local public corruption task force raided Palm Springs City Hall armed with search warrants on Tuesday, sending home employees and closing the offices for the day, an FBI spokeswoman said.